ASF Announces First Round of COVID-19 Pivot Grant Recipients, Opens Applications for Second Round

NEW YORK — June 3, 2020 — The Autism Science Foundation (ASF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, today announced its first round of COVID-19 Pivot Grant recipients. The grantees are Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum of the University of
Alberta and Dr. Sandra B. Vanegas of Texas State University.

Announced in April, the COVID-19 Pivot Grants are meant to help scientists cover new costs encountered due to adaptations or modifications of an original research plan as a result of the current shutdown across research institutions. They are intended to be a fast-turn around mechanism to accommodate an unprecedented and unpredictable situation for the research community.